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Girl Power! Life Lessons From The Littlest Athletes

When you're sweating in the gym or running the track all alone, it can be easy to lose sight of why you're really there. Sure, we all work out to be fit (and maybe even to look a certain way), but there's so much more to it. We also work out to be strong, to have fun and, perhaps above all, to feel powerful. That's exactly what these young athletes, ages 9 to 14, reminded us of when we asked them what it means to them to #PlayLikeAGirl. Their answers will inspire you.

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